End of Night restores awareness of wildly dark night sky’s importance


SUNDANCE BOOKS AND MUSIC NEWS RELEASE – A  reading and reception to celebrate the release of Paul Bogard’s new book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light (Little, Brown and Company), will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno, Nev., 89509. A deeply […]

UNR student publishes novel based on the Reno area


Viral Nation is published with Penguin Group and is set to release on July 2 Reno, Nev.- The newest sci-fi book to hit the bookshelves of major retailers titled, Viral Nation is written by local student, Shaunta Grimes. Viral Nation is based on the futuristic, revolutionary themes, such as The Hunger Games, but set in […]

North Valleys Library celebrates 40 years

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Stead Library and three bookmobiles began operating from a site in Stead in 1973.  The collection and original staff relocated to its present site in June 1988.   Originally named the Peavine Branch Library, a tribute to the striking natural feature in our North Valleys community, it was changed to the […]

Dig in for Washoe County Library’s summer reading program

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 to Aug. 31 at Washoe County libraries.  Reading programs bolster skills and are free, convenient and fun.  While kids think they are having a great time, educators know that informal reading increases children’s reading skills.  Studies abound that show the direct relationship between […]

South Valleys Library celebrates 10 years Saturday

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The South Valleys Library had its grand opening 10 years ago, on May 14, 2003.  It was the first new library built in Washoe County in nearly 30 years.  With spectacular views and a striking yellow exterior, it has become a “destination library for everyone! “It has been such a pleasure […]

Baseball and a birthday at the Washoe County Library in May

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Have you checked out your local library lately? Archie makes an appearance, and the South Valleys Library turns 10. This is all in addition to the computers, Story Times, meeting rooms, programs, online resources, music and DVDs, and don’t forget we have lots of electronic and print books! Come share stories, […]

County Commissioners seek applicants for Library Board of Trustees

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Board of Washoe County Commissioners is currently seeking applications to fill one position on the Library Board of Trustees.  The application deadline is May 6. The Library Board of Trustees appoints the library director and evaluates his or her performance, helps set library goals and objectives, approves policies, monitors the […]

Celebrate National Library Week at the Washoe County Library, April 14-20

Washoe County Library. Image from Flickr, RenoTahoe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/renotahoe/2565677652/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Washoe County Commissioners Proclaimed April 14-20 as National Library Week at their April 9th meeting. The Proclamation was received by Arnie Maurins, Washoe County Library System Director, and Craig Franden, from the Law Library, as part of the Second Judicial District Court. “Communities Matter @ Your Library®” is the theme of this year’s National Library […]

Local libraries remain open on Easter


WASHOE COUNTY NEVADA NEWS RELEASE – The Downtown Reno and the Spanish Springs libraries will be open during regular business hours on Easter Sunday, March 31.

Governor Bob Miller to sign his “Son of a Gambling Man” at Barnes & Noble


SON OF A GAMBLING MAN NEWS RELEASE – When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of […]

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